So the question is, should we dig it all at the beach? Counterintuitively the answer is NO, and I’ll explain why… For example, there are some situations where there are SO many targets that ignoring certain tones will leave you more time to dig tones with a higher chance of being something valuable.
In this article, we explore the topic of how to best cover ground when metal detecting at the beach... gridding vs. randomly swinging! What is Gridding and when should I utilise it? Gridding is when the operator of a metal detector scans an area in a back and forth pattern (in a grid formation) with the intent of detecting an area thoroughly and leaving minimal targets behind. The alternative to gridding is what I call “scouting” which...